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A medical system for facilitating the removal of body matter including solids, liquids and gases from a body cavity. The system includes mechanical energy applied to the interior surface of a catheter or other type of body drainage conduit to substantially inhibit the adherence of body matter to the catheter, thus minimizing the likelihood of blockage in the catheter. The mechanical energy may be provided by a rotating wire coil, reciprocating wire with collapsible cups or other device to substantially inhibit the adherence of body matter to the catheter and promote flow into a drainage and disposal system

Title
Body fluids and solids drainage system
Application Number
8/705181
Publication Number
5897534
Application Date
August 29, 1996
Publication Date
April 27, 1999
Inventor
James Lawrence Brassell
Boulder
CO, US
Warren P Heim
Boulder
CO, US
Agent
Sheridan Ross P C
Assignee
Team Medical
CO, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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